Opportunities, Casting, and Submissions

If you are interested in receiving information about how to audition, please email casting@sdrep.org.

JFEST (Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival) 2021 celebrates 28 years of performances exploring Jewish history, people and ideas in virtuoso music, theatre, dance, and fine arts!  Each year we create new programs and collaborations which start in the Festival and are then subsequently performed in venues throughout San Diego and the country. JFEST partners with arts, jewish, and social organizations to presents events in theatres, libraries, and schools throughout San Diego and North County. As part of the 28th annual San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Lipinsky Family Jewish Festival, the San Diego Rep will present “The Whole Megillah”. This inaugural play reading series will be May 30, 31 2021. 
All rehearsal and reading time will be online and no more than 12 hours. Rehearsals will take place over the week before the scheduled reading of each respective play, and will be scheduled according to artist availability. 

We are seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors. View the full casting notice here.
Jews are a many cultured and diverse group and we are looking to represent the diverse range of communities within the Jewish faith. Each of these plays is quintessentially Jewish, and we would love for actors to be able to relate to the cultural experiences in these plays. 
If you would like to submit to The Whole Megillah, please view the full casting notice here and then submit a headshot and resume to Rebecca Myers at rmyers@sdrep.org by FRIDAY, APRIL 30.  In your submission, please specify WHICH ROLES you would like to be considered for.


Position: Managing Director
San Diego Repertory Theatre seeks an arts executive with strong business skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for provocative multicultural theatre experiences to serve as the organization’s Managing Director. The Managing Director will work closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Trustees to help define and execute the theatre’s strategic direction and ensure The REP’s continued excellence, both artistically and financially. Click Here to view the full position description. Interested candidates should contact Lee Kappelman at (202) 803-6674 or leek@moppenheim.com

Position: Assistant Patron Services Manager

San Diego Repertory Theatre is looking for a driven, detail-oriented individual to fill the Assistant Patron Services Manager (APSM) position in the Box Office. The APSM reports directly to the Patron Services Manager (PSM) and will assist in the management of day-to-day operations in the Box Office. S/He/They will be responsible for a varied assortment of tasks to keep the Box Office running smoothly and efficiently including scheduling, show building, and problem solving. S/He/They will assist in creating a welcoming and helpful environment for patrons and staff alike. This position works closely with many other departments such as Development, Marketing, Front of House, and Production, therefore it is important that the APSM be a good communicator. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Position: Associate Producer

The Associate Producer is responsible for serving as a Line Producer for multiple productions each season that include mainstage productions, festivals, development workshops, readings, and special events. She/He/They will create contracts, pre-rehearsal documents and track budgets for productions as well as host online and live engagement events, talk backs, and student matinees. The Associate Producer will also serve as a key player in helping achieve San Diego REPs equity, diversity, and inclusion goals as well as working to build authentic connections with local artists and community members. She/He/They is also expected to provide administrative and creative support to San Diego Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director as well as the Artistic Department overall. The Associate Producer will be a spokesperson for San Diego REP and The REP’s Artistic Department. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.

Position: Director of Major Gifts

The Director of Major Gifts (DMG) reports to the Director of External Affairs (DEA) and will manage, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of mid-level and major prospects and donors. S/He/They will support and partner with the DEA in the strategizing, planning and implementation of all mid-level and major giving activities. With guidance and support from the DEA and the Managing Director (MD), the DMG will be responsible for developing the overall strategy to ensure the success of our signature donor engagement touchpoints such as opening nights, donor luncheons, and the like. S/He/They are responsible for creating and implementing strategies and plans for major gift solicitations. The DMG will support the DEA in ensuring the daily operations of the Development Department run smoothly and efficiently including the administration of all annual fund campaigns, direct mail and telemarketing efforts. S/He/They will work to generate weekly and monthly campaign reports and will establish and regularly monitor key measurements to foster a results oriented culture for the team. Interested candidates should click here to view the full job description and application instructions.


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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are central values to our work at San Diego REP and are deeply embedded in our hiring process. We encourage candidates who identify as a person of color; a person with a disability; a member of the LGBTQIA+ community; or a member of any underrepresented group(s) to apply.


San Diego Repertory Theatre Internships offer professional experience opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students throughout the calendar and academic year. Internships are designed to provide students professional development opportunities working within our artistic and production areas. Interns will work with a SD Rep staff member and receive mentorship in their respective discipline.

Testimonials from former interns:

“The internship in the Literary Department was one of the most valuable experiences I had during my work on my M.A. in Theatre Arts at San Diego State University. I had opportunities to research and develop audience engagement materials for current productions at the REP and make real contributions toward the development of the REP’s upcoming seasons. The whole team at this top San Diego theatre were fantastic. I was treated like an equal collaborator, a real member of the artistic team.” – Joel Castellaw (former intern)

“At any one time, the REP has several young interns working in their Development, Marketing, Production, and Artistic departments. When I approached the REP for an internship, they designed a cross-departmental experience that would be most fulfilling for me. This personalized touch indicated a care and hospitality at the REP's core. It has been my pleasure and good fortune to work here—a fantastic introduction to professional theatre.” – Kayla Cohen (former intern)

Internships may fulfill academic requirements, which would be determined by the respective applicant’s academic institution if applicable. Internships are unpaid learning opportunities.  Prior theatre experience, while helpful, is not required.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter detailing your specific interests and qualifications, a resume and one letter of recommendation and your availability to dward@sdrep.org.

San Diego Rep is  currently seeking the following internship position(s):

  • Literary Management/Dramaturgy
  • Producing
  • Latinx New Play Festival

Potential interns should have a strong interest in exploring the day-to-day operations of an artistic department. The successful candidate must have excellent computer, writing and organizational skills, and should have an interest in casting, new play/musical development and artistic administration.

Responsibilities vary by department and may include a variety of administrative tasks and occasional errands. Specific duties may include:

  • Literary Management: reading and evaluation of new scripts, updating and maintaining the script library
  • Dramaturgy: drafting aspected and articles for a production’s curious report, attending rehearsals, dramaturgical research
  • Producing: attending reading auditions, correspondence with reading artists, reading and evaluating scripts for readings
  • Latinx New Play Festival: recruiting and coordinating with festival sponsors, attending rehearsals, managing festival volunteers, creating festival lobby designs, social media marketing

Applications are accepted year-round. There are both full-year, flexible, and summer internship time slots available.

Email housemanager@sdrep.org for more information.

Important.  Please read:

San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Questions?If you have questions about casting or would like to receive information about future auditions, please provide us with your email address at casting@sdrep.org.